Lake Wanaka, New Zealand (13 September 2019) – We are pleased to announce the nominees for the 2019 Snow Sports NZ Annual Awards presented by Augusta Capital.
Instructor of the Year sponsored by NZSIA
Mereana Wilkie (The Remarkables)
Will Marcinowski (Ohau)
Nicholas Rodda (The Remarkables)
Coach of the Year sponsored by Cooke Howlison
Mitch Brown (Wanaka) - Snowboarding
Jonny Rice (Wanaka) - Alpine Ski Racing
Tommy Pyatt (Wanaka) - Freeskiing
Breakthrough Season sponsored by Central Heating Solutions
Ben Barclay (Auckland) – Freeski
Mitchell Davern – (Auckland) – Snowboard
Jess Hotter (Ohakune) – Freeride
Piera Hudson (Wanaka/Havelock North) – Alpine Ski Racing
Adaptive Snow Sports Athlete of the Year sponsored by Wanaka Wood Floors
Aaron Ewen (Tuakau)
Adam Hall (Wanaka)
Corey Peters (New Plymouth)
Alpine Ski Racer of the Year sponsored by Coronet Peak
Adam Barwood (Queenstown)
Alice Robinson (Queenstown)
Piera Hudson (Wanaka/Havelock North)
Cross Country Skier of the Year sponsored by Cruickshank Pryde
Campbell Wright (Wanaka)
Olivier Despatis (Dunedin)
Freeride Athlete of the Year sponsored by Tūroa Ski Area
Blake Marshall (Queenstown)
Craig Murray (Wanaka)
Jess Hotter (Ohakune)
Freeskier of the Year sponsored by Cardrona Alpine Resort
Finn Bilous (Wanaka)
Miguel Porteous (Wanaka)
Nico Porteous (Wanaka)
Snowboarder of the Year sponsored by Dick Schulze
Mitchell Davern (Queenstown)
Tiarn Collins (Queenstown)
Zoi Sadowski Synnott (Wanaka)
Finalists for the Overall Athlete of the Year Award will be the respective winners of each sports category.
Awards will also be presented to the 2019 Masters Ski Racing Champions sponsored by Aspiring Lifestyle Retirement Village: Bonny Teat (Wanaka) and Jon Wardrop (Auckland).
The Snow Sports NZ Annual Awards Night will be held on Saturday 28 September at the Lake Wanaka Centre from 7.30-10pm. The awards encompass a 12-month timeframe which includes the 2018/2019 Northern Hemisphere season and the 2019 Southern Hemisphere season.
Winners will be presented with their awards and 2019 World Multisport Champion Dougal Allan will be the guest speaker.
Tickets for the Snow Sports NZ Annual Awards tickets are $35 and can be purchased here
About our Title Sponsor Augusta Capital
Augusta, founded by Mark Francis, has grown significantly since inception in 2001 to become one of New Zealand’s leading and largest property fund managers with $2 billion of assets under management, across 74 properties located in New Zealand and Australia. At present, Augusta represents over 3,500 investors and holds a forefront position in New Zealand’s single asset fund market and a rapidly growing presence and reputation in fund-based investments.
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